LCLA MASK AND COVID-19 POLICY AND PROCEDURE

Effective: March 18, 2022

Policy

  1. All persons who enter the LCLA Law Library and Lawyer’s Lounge (the “Lounge and Library”) are
    required to wear a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any
    period when they are in the Lounge and Library.
  2. A person may temporarily remove their mask or face covering to consume food or drink.
  3. If a person has COVID-19 symptoms including but not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of
    breath, decreased or loss of taste or smell, runny nose or nasal congestion, headache, extreme fatigue,
    sore throat, muscle aches or joint pain, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea) or have
    been required to isolate as per Public Health, the Province of Ontario or Federal Government
    requirements, they shall not enter the Lounge and Library.
    Procedure
  4. In the event that the above policy requirements are not followed, the following may occur:
    a. A person may be asked/reminded to wear their mask;
    b. A person may be asked to remain 2 metres/6 feet apart from others in the Lounge and Library;
    c. A person may not be assisted by LCLA Library Staff;
    d. A person may be asked to leave the Lounge and Library which may include the use of court
    security and/or police officers; and/or
    e. A person may no longer be welcome to enter the Lounge and Library for a specified period of
    time.
  5. In the event that a person has a bona fide reason not to wear a mask or face covering, including but not
    limited to a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a mask or face covering or that they are
    being reasonably accommodated in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
    Act, 2005 and/or the Human Rights Code, they may contact the LCLA Board of Directors to seek an
    exception to wearing a mask or face covering in the Lounge and Library by contacting the LCLA Board
    of Directors via email at library@thelcla.ca which will be discussed by the LCLA Board of Directors at
    the next LCLA Board of Directors meeting.
  6. Any additional inquiries or concerns regarding this Policy and Procedure made by made by contacting
    the LCLA Board of Directors via email at library@thelcla.ca which will be discussed by the LCLA
    Board of Directors at the next LCLA Board of Directors meeting

August 12, 2021 – CaseLines – Hints & Tips

Introduction to CaseLines Through the Lens of a Litigator

Source:  Federation of Ontario Law Associations Youtube Channel

Video (accredited)– 1 hr 13 min.

CaseLines Hearings – Tips for Counsel and Self-represented Parties | Superior Court of Justice

Source:  www.ontariocourts.ca

Ontario’s CaseLines for Civil Proceedings – Quick Tour

Source:  Dan Rosman – Legal Tech – Youtube

Video – 7 min.

Filing and Sharing Court Documents Online-Ontario Superior Court of Justice

Source:  Litigation Help – Youtube

Video – 16 min.

Preparation Tips for CaseLines Hearings for Parties February 2021.pdf

Source:  – www.hamiltonlaw.on.ca

Self Rep Guides as published by the Canadian Judicial Council

The Canadian Judicial Council has published three new informational handbooks for self-represented litigants who are involved in civil, criminal or family litigation procedures. The goal of the handbooks is to help those who are not represented by legal counsel to better prepare for court proceedings, and to provide judges with tools they can recommend to such persons to help them access the courts. 

The handbooks make it simple for self-represented litigants to access information for each province and territory in both official languages on how to prepare for a hearing, the applicable rules and law, where to find free or lower cost legal help and related resource agencies, among many other things.

Civil Law Handbook

Criminal Law Handbook

Family Law Handbook

Zoom Tips and Tutorials

Please find below a list of links providing you with information on the use of the Zoom video platform. The links give information ranging from basic use, to more advanced features and keyboard shortcuts, depending on your needs.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-video-tutorials

https://www.zdnet.com/article/zoom-101-a-starter-guide-for-beginners-plus-advanced-tips-and-tricks-for-pros/

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/205683899-Hot-Keys-and-Keyboard-Shortcuts-for-Zoom

https://www.howtogeek.com/669467/zoom-keyboard-shortcut-and-how-to-use-them/

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-use-zoom-like-a-pro-13-video-chat-hacks-to-try-at-your-next-meeting/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/tips-for-using-zoom/

https://www.wired.com/story/tips-for-using-zoom/

Photocopy and fax services

A photocopier is available in the library for use by counsel, at a cost of $0.25 per page black and white or $0.50 for colour copies. Printing is also available at the same cost. Faxes may be sent and received at the library, with the fee based on the number of pages and the destination.